PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Tennessee's distance medley relay team (Marcus Tanner,

Shannon Wheatley, Jebreh Harris and Anthony Famiglietti) ran to a

season-best time of 9:33.70 to finish third at the Penn Relays over the

weekend.

"I really think this is the second-best DMR time in school history,"

assistant head coach George Watts said. "We were very competitive.

Famiglietti made another courageous run. He ran the anchor and took the

lead with 400 meters to go. He was running against two fresh guys

(Famiglietti ran the nation's second-fastest steeplechase time Thursday

night) and just got outkicked."

The school record in the distance medley relay is 9:29.4 (hand timed), set

in 1977. The Vol shuttle hurdle relay team (Karl Jennings, Rocky Danners,

Hassaan Stamps and Matt Rush) raced to third in 56.32, .04 second behind

the season-best time.

Matt Rush finished the 110M hurdles preliminaries in 16th place in 14.33

seconds. He did not qualify for Saturday's finals.

Tennessee's three-day stint at the Penn Relays ended Saturday with Toby

Colyer's javelin performance and Tim Bell's competition in the high jump.

Colyer's javelin throw of 215-2 beat his previous season-best mark by an

inch. Colyer finished the championship division of the javelin in seventh

place. Bell leaped 6-10 3/4 to finish the high jump championship division

in eighth place.